Sometimes a book you love goes in a direction that you do not like. The girl ends up with the wrong guy. The ending is lame. The gay character is the sidekick who never gets a date. You may still love the book, but it would have been so much better if … Still, what’s written is written and there’s nothing you can do to change it.
Or is there?
At YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium, a panel of experts spoke on the various aspects of fanfiction. For a newbie like me, there’s a lot to learn. But more importantly, there is a lot to get excited about, realizing all the venues for creativity that are flourishing throughout the online community. For a look at the action, check out fanfiction.net, one of the larger sites connecting hundreds of fandoms.
The concept of “fandom” is nothing new. Continue reading YA Literature and Fan-Created Work